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The Real Aggressor–Zionist approves 695 homes in West Bank settlement, outpost

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Tel Aviv – Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of  695 new housing units in and near the Jewish settlement of Shiloh, in  the heart of the West Bank, north-east of Ramallah, a settlement  watchdog group said.

Some 121 of them already exist – 93 in an outpost, Shvut Rachel,  set up just outside the settlement without government authorization,  said the Israeli group Peace Now.

They were retroactively ‘legalized’ by the Israeli authorities, in  a deal negotiated with settler leaders.

The remaining 574 units OK’d by a West Bank planning council are  yet to be built and need further approval.

The United Nations special coordinator for the Middle East peace  process, Robert Serry, issued a statement condemning the blueprint.

‘Today’s announcement by Israel to approve a large number of new  units deep inside the occupied Palestinian territory in the  settlement of Shilo and retroactively legitimize (several) in a  nearby outpost is deplorable and moves us further away from the goal  of a two-state solution,’ he said.

Peace Now condemned the move a ‘victory for law breakers.’

‘They legalized the illegal and on top of that they gave them a  bonus of more construction,’ a spokesman, Lior Amihai, told dpa.

Under international law, all settlements built on occupied land  are illegal, but Israeli law regards only unauthorized outposts –  built without permits – as illegal.

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